Saturday, June 21 at 2 pm All Tickets $65 (taxes incl)
This Annual Fundraising Event will take place in a beautiful garden of a private home near Warkworth, Ontario
The Toronto Masque Theatre presents
Dido and Aeneas
July 5 & 6 at 2 pm (Preview: July 4 at 7 pm) $55/$53 (taxes included)
Semi-staged, in English; Free Pre-performance Chats at 1 pm before each performance.
TBA—Dido; Alexander Dobson—Aeneas
and others, along with the Toronto Masque Theatre Chamber Orchestra & Chorus and members of the Westben Festival Chorus under the direction of
One of England's earliest operas, Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. A baroque masterpiece featuring the famous Dido's Lament.
Tickets available until January 24 to Members Only. Memberships start at $40. Click Membership
July 10 at 7 pm $38/$36 (taxes incl.) Westben's co-founders present an intimage evening celebrating musical performances including favourite classics of Richard Strauss, Robert and Clara Schumann, Frederic Chopin and of course, Donna and Brian.
TGIFun! Miss Caledonia
Comedy written & performed by Melody A. Johnson
Friday, July 11 at 7 pm $38/ 36 (taxes incl.)
Saturday, July 12 at 2 pm $38/$36 (taxes incl.)
Internationally acclaimed Canadian classical artists gather for a weekend of magnificent music making! On Saturday, hear the Cecilia String Quartet (winner of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition).
Sunday, July 13 at 2 pm $38/$36 (taxes incl.)
pianist Avan Yu (winner of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition)
Thursday, July 17 at 7 pm $25/$23 (taxes incl.)
Hear them here first! One of the newest voices on the block, Toronto composer and saxophonist Shannon Graham brings her Storytellers, a ten person chamber jazz ensemble to The Barn. Expect new textures, ranges of emotion, musical surprises and humor from this emerging group of brilliant young musicians—surely, the talk of the town!
Saturday, July 19 at 7 pm
$50/$48 (taxes incl.)
Representing the finest in British choral tradition, The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge was recently voted the fifth best choir in the world in Gramophone magazine's "20 Greatest Choirs". The Choir comprises around thirty Choral Scholars and two Organ Scholars under the direction of conductor Stephen Layton.
Sunday Afternoon with...
Ben Heppner tenor
Brian Finley, piano
Sunday, July 20 at 2 pm $65/$63 (taxes incl.)
Recognized worldwide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today, Canadian superstar tenor Ben Heppner is acclaimed in music capitals around the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world's leading orchestras, in the most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards in his demanding repertoire. Westben is thrilled and honoured to welcome Ben to the Barn for a special afternoon of music from the worlds of opera and art song.
Tickets now available to Members only by calling the Westben Box Office 1-705 653 5508 or toll free 1-877-883-5777. Tickets go on sale to the General Public February 3, 2014
Broadway at The Barn
Phantom of the Opera in Concert
July 23, 24, 25 & 26 at 2 pm $38/$36 (taxes incl.)
Mark DuBois—Phantom, Donna Bennett—Christine,
Gabrielle Prata—Carlotta, Robert Longo—Raoul,
and others, tba; Brian Finley—piano
Andrew Lloyd Webber's thrilling music theatre masterpiece in a special concert version.
Friday, July 25 at 7 pm $25/$23 Students $15 Youth $5
Join us at The Barn for a Silent Movie showing of Phantom of the Opera with live piano accompaniment
Sunday, July 27 at 2 pm $38/$36 (taxes incl.)
Three tenors, step aside!! Welcome three Canadian Divas for an eclectic afternoon of all your feminine favourites from opera to music theatre with three of Canada's finest talents: Virginia Hatfield (soprano), Joni Henson (soprano) and
Megan Latham (mezzo-soprano), all accompanied by Brian Finley.
Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm $38/ 36 (taxes incl.)
Following last year's appearance alongside banjoist Jayme Stone, Westben is thrilled to welcome back Andrew Downing and friends to The Barn. Two-time Juno Award winner, Andrew is a world renowned bassist, cellist and composer known to both classical and progressive jazz worlds. Whether dabbling in Ottoman classical music, folk/world music or silent film scores, get set for an unforgettably fascinating evening.
Saturday, August 2 at 2 pm $50/$48 (taxes incl.)
A Canadian jazz legend and his trio return to Westben
Sunday, August 3 at 2 pm
$38/ 36 (taxes incl.)
Season 2014 ends with the infectious energy of gospel-influenced traditional African music courtesy of Montréal's afro-pop group H'Sao.
Soul, pop, and R&B influenced, you will also thrill to the group's own unique brand of masterful a capella singing.
(Family-Friendly Workshop at 11 am)
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